Clinical Assitant Professor
Peabody Hall 301A
Yuliana Rodriguez earned her PhD in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently serving as a clinical assistant professor in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and ADSSE programs in the School of Education. Prior to joining the faculty at Carolina, Dr. Rodriguez was an Assistant Professor of HDFS at East Carolina University where she taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including human development, research methods, statistics, and family relationship courses. Her work focuses on the sociocultural factors influencing well-being in vulnerable populations, family and couple experiences of immigrant groups, and marital and relationship education. As a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE), her background is in educational outreach efforts.
She received the Gladys Strawn Bullard Award for Leadership and Service to UNC-Greensboro for her research and community involvement focused on meeting the needs of NC’s burgeoning Latinx community that emphasized supporting families in a way that helped pave the way for college readiness and attendance among Latinx youth. In addition, she was distinguished with the Latino Community Coalition of Guilford County’s Notable Latinos of the Triad Award – an award designated to recognize community members who make a significant impact on the community locally. Among her other responsibilities and service efforts as a current faculty in the HDFS program in the SOE, Dr. Rodriguez teaches an introduction to the field of HDFS course, a children and families in diverse contexts course, an adolescent development course, supports the supervision of HDFS majors completing their required internships prior to completion of their degree requirements and serves as faculty supervisor for the HDFS Senior Honors Thesis group.